Your treatment will begin with a consultation appointment. You will meet with our doctor to guide you through your optimal treatment plan. During this primary appointment, you can expect a comprehensive oral evaluation, a summary of your treatment plan, and anesthesia options to be addressed and selected. Diagnostic images are also going to be taken. You will also arrange your dental implant operation on this day, and your surgery will take place on a different day.
Feeling safe, comfortable, and informed is a top priority at Thousand Oaks Oral Surgery. We highly encourage you to ask questions and address any concerns you may have during this appointment.
We will ensure you are totally at ease on the day of your surgery before we begin. First, we will administer the anesthesia you have selected during the consultation period. Generally, it involves your oral surgeon surgically placing the dental implant post into the jaw bone. Your procedure may differ depending on your treatment plan. Some patients may need an extraction or bone graft as an additional procedure before placing a dental implant. Once the dental implant has been set, the surgical site is closed. You can finally rest pleasantly in our surgical suite to heal. You will be able to go home once the effects of the anesthesia have worn off. Single dental implant placements may take between 30 and 60 minutes or around two to three hours for multiple implants for most patients.
Once your procedure is completed, and the implant post is in place, the healing begins. Your recovery time will depend on numerous factors, such as your overall health, your jaw bone’s strength, and your body’s natural healing capabilities. Most patients resume their usual routines after a few days of rest, but your implant normally will fuse with your jaw bone over the next few weeks.
During this healing stage, you may receive a temporary crown from wearing. This is a detachable but fixed prosthesis. A restorative dentist will set your permanent, customized crown once your oral surgeon has decided that your implant has healed successfully.
If you want to know more about dental implant placement in Thousand Oaks, CA, please call Thousand Oaks Oral Surgery. We will schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan K. Nakano to design a unique dental implant treatment plan just for you.